Etta James

Columns

Tuesday, October 23 2012

In Defense Of ... Etta James as Popular Music's Most Honest Diva

With the recent DVD collection Live at Montreux, we are reminded of how mesmerizing the "At Last" singer could be when taking to the stage, and how clear it should be that she was truly one of a kind.


Wednesday, February 11 2009

Laughing Through the Tears: The Enduring Journey of Etta James

As much as Etta James used her songwriting and vocal skills as primary sources for empowerment and critique, her performances and image were equally significant in reflecting a public persona bursting with wit, wildness, and sassy radicalism.


Reviews

Sunday, May 8 2011

Etta James: Etta James: The Essential Modern Records Collection

One of the greatest female voices of all time shines on this collection of early recordings.


Thursday, July 15 2004

Etta James: Blues to the Bone


Monday, May 5 2003

Etta James: Let's Roll


Saturday, December 31 1994

Etta James, Heart of a Woman


Blogs

Wednesday, January 25 2012

Wallflower: Etta James and Fame

Etta James was memorialized before she died, and it illustrates a new and common plight among older artists.


Monday, January 23 2012

Etta's Blues: 1938 - 2012

Across decades and genres, you always know Etta James when you hear her; it would be difficult to think of anyone who sang so well for so long. While we embrace the body of work she left behind after passing away on January 20, it’s hard not to imagine how much more we might have gotten from her, if she’d managed to hook up with a label that knew how to handle a peerless voice.


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